When the temperature drops a lot of species turn “off” for the winter. Flathead catfish seem to disappear once the water dips below 50 degrees, but the channels, bullheads and blue catfish don’t seem to mind at all.
If you can stand being outside, winter is a fabulous time to catch blue catfish. On this trip we landed five 3-5 lb blue catfish fishing from shore with the water temperature in the 40’s. A couple hours produce real steady action (enough to keep the circulation flowing so we didn’t mind the cold).
This winter don’t miss out on some great blue catfish action from shore or from boat.